U.P. Trappers Association Convention and Outdoor Show

July 12 – 13, 2024 | Escanaba Michigan

Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds

More info on our Demonstrators — go to our Demonstrator Page and see their biographies and more pictures!



Kids Activities

Watch  Demos or Shop till You Drop!


There will be 5 great trapping demos given on Friday and four more on Saturday! Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a newcomer to the sport who is eager to obtain the knowledge, supplies and confidence to get that first season under your belt, you can bet that we will have something for everyone. While wandering around the fairgrounds chat with some of the biggest names in trapping. Many famous trappers attend our conventions. You never know who you might “bump elbows with” at one of our shows!


So far we are working on getting three buildings filled with inside vendors and more vendors outside. Many of these top-notch vendors will be offering special “Convention Pricing”. This will be your chance to stock up on needed supplies without having to pay shipping and handling — and picking up a trick or two from these trapping greats (who also often sell supplies) is totally FREE!


Vendors selling snowshoes, predator calling supplies, outdoor clothing, waders, crafts, antiques, etc. & no one knows what those TAILGATERS may be selling!

A Vacation Paradise

The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is an outdoor vacation paradise with attractions for the whole family.

• 1700 Miles of Shoreline on three of the Great Lakes!

• Approximately 15 miles of beautiful Sandstone Cliffs rising 50 – 100 feet above Lake Superior in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore!

• 324 Waterfalls!

• Hundreds of abandoned underground copper, iron, and gold mines!

• Fishing and hunting paradise!

• Ninety percent of the U.P. consists of forests.

• Two National Forests, several State Forests, many State Parks, and hundreds of Inland Lakes with free or low cost access.

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